WELCOME TO THE RED CARPET FOR CRUISE SHIPS
The River Elbe - Hamburg Cruise Days
Ship naming ceremonies, port anniversaries, Cruise Days and international trade fairs: The fact that Hamburg is the platform for the cruising industry was a major reason the city was declared ‘Cruise Port of the Year 2012’. 9 cruise ships, 20,000 cruise passengers and 570,000 visitors on three days, a turnover of more than €35 million generated by guests who came to Hamburg specifically for the event and nearly 200 million contacts in mass media. The Hamburg Cruise Days film provides some impressions of this magical event:
2013: Hamburg, Germany’s first cruise port with over 500 000 passengers
For the first time ever the magical 500 000 passenger mark has been achieved in a single season.
The visit by the “Queen Mary 2” to Hamburg on 6 November 2013 will go down in the annals of Hamburg’s cruise industry and become an unforgettable ship’s call for everyone concerned. The visit was not only the 168th call of the current season but also marked the arrival of the 500 000th cruise guest in the city. For the first time ever Hamburg has achieved this magical mark in a single season and, moreover, done so two years earlier than planned.